Kerala to participate in IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition - South from 1 to 4 December 2021
By Pinkerala News Desk | Dec 01, 2021
78 participants from Kerala will showcase their talent in the competition
Over 400 participants from 5 states will exhibit their skills in the two-day competition
After competing in over 50 skills, the winners will enter IndiaSkills Nationals, a gateway to WorldSkills Competition that brings together participants from 85 member nations
Kerala, 1 December 2021: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, will organize the last phase of IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition for South in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The two-day competition will gather more than 400 participants from five states—Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana—who will compete in over 50 skills. From Kerala, 78 participants will showcase their talent in the competition. India skills is the country’s biggest skill competition that enables the youth to showcase their skills, prepares them for a global platform, and gives them an opportunity to participate in the WorldSkills International Competition.
Today, the Southern chapter of IndiaSkills 2021 Regional Competition was announced by Shri Challa Madhusudhan Reddy, Advisor to Government (APSSDC - Skill Development & Training). Shri Konduru Ajay Reddy, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), Shri N. Bangara Raju, Managing Director, APSSDC, and Col. Arun Chandel, Senior Head, SMIS Division, Central Ministries, and WorldSkills India also graced the event.
The young participants, aged between 19 and 24 years, will compete in a range of skills including painting and decorating, mobile robotics, patisserie and confectionery, health and social care, automobile technology, plumbing and heating, beauty therapy, renewable energy, visual merchandising, cyber security, welding, among others. The skill competitions will be held at 11 Partner Institutes (PIs) situated at various locations in Visakhapatnam – refer to Annexure 1.
The following is the state-wise participant number:
Number of Participants
The opening ceremony of the competition will be held on 1 December at Andhra University Convention Centre, Visakhapatnam and the event will conclude on 4 December with a closing ceremony at the same venue, where the winners of the competition will be felicitated. Following this, the winners of all four Regional Competitions will get an opportunity to exhibit their skills at IndiaSkills Nationals that is scheduled for January 2022. The IndiaSkills Nationals gold and silver medalists in each skill will represent the country at the WorldSkills Competition to be held in Shanghai, China (October 2022).
Shri Challa Madhusudhan Reddy, Advisor to Government (APSSDC - Skill Development & Training), said, “IndiaSkills Competition is a unique platform that provides the youth an opportunity to get exposure to the highest standard of skilling in today’s progressively competitive and rapidly evolving world. I would like to wish success to all the participants and congratulate National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Andhra Pradesh Government for organizing this event. I am sure the Southern chapter of IndiaSkills will spur competitiveness among the youth, which is vital for raising skilling standard, improving the country’s skill ecosystem, and making India the skill capital of the world.”
Col. Arun Chandel, Senior Head, SMIS Division, Central Ministries and WorldSkills India said, “We are delighted to witness the last leg of the regional competitions in Visakhapatnam. But this is just the start of the journey of the WorldSkills Competition. The determination and perseverance displayed by the candidates from other regions have been inspiring, and I expect the same level of dedication and passion from the participants of the South. I wish all the luck to the participating candidates and their respective states.”
Participants for regionals have been selected through competitions organized at the district/cluster and state levels in August-September 2021, which recorded over 250,000 registrations. This year, IndiaSkills Regional Competitions brought 1,500 participants from 26 states/union territories across four regions. Patna, Gandhinagar, and Chandigarh successfully completed the Eastern, Western, and Northern chapters of IndiaSkills Regionals. Visakhapatnam is ready to host the IndiaSkills Regional Competition – South.
During these competitions, participants get multi-level industry training through boot camps and programs such as project-based training, industry and corporate training, exposure visits to industries, mind coaching, and personality development. NSDC, through its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and Partner Institutes, trains the candidates for the competitions and for future endeavors as well.
NSDC has been leading India’s participation at the WorldSkills Competitions. WorldSkills, the gold standard of skill excellence, is a biennial event that records participation from over 80 nations. Skilled and talented youth from across the world compete on the global platform in multiple skills. In the previous edition of WorldSkills held in Kazan, Russia in 2019, India ranked 13 of 63 participating countries. More than 1,350 candidates participated in 56 skills, and team India gave its best-ever performance by winning four medals—one gold, one silver, two bronze medals—along with 15 Medallions of Excellence.
About National Skill Development Corporation
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, is a unique Public-Private Partnership (PPP) that aims to catalyze the creation of a quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Since its inception in 2010, NSDC has trained over 3 crore people through its collaboration with 600+ training partners and over 11,000 training centers spread across 600+ districts in the country. NSDC has established 36 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and implements the Government’s flagship skill development schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), among others.
About IndiaSkills Competition
NSDC, with the guidance of MSDE, leads and organizes IndiaSkills Competitions every two years at the regional and national levels. Skilled youth from various states/UTs compete in their respective skills. The winners of IndiaSkills undergo training and participate in several development programs for a year to prepare for WorldSkills. NSDC aims to enrich the lives of the youth and empower them through IndiaSkills.
About WorldSkills Competition
Founded in 1950, WorldSkills International is the global hub for skills excellence and development. WorldSkills brings youth, industries, and educators together to give youth the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. From traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills’ vision is to improve the world through the power of skills. It has 85 member countries and regions, all working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.
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List of Partner Institutes where the competitions will be held
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Maddilapalem, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003
Andhra University Convention Center
Beach Road, HPCL Colony, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003
Government ITI (Old), Kancherapalem, Visakhapatanam
Old ITI Area, Gavara Kanchara Palem, Kancharapalem, Visakhapatnam - 530007
MSME Technology Centre, Achuthapuram, Visakhapatnam
Plot No. 6, Industrial Corridor – Pudi, Achutapuram Visakhapatnam - 531011
Skill Development Institute (SDI), Arilova, Vishakapatnam
Mudasarlova, BRTS Road, Arilova, Visakhapatnam - 530040
Sun Senora Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Beside ISKCON Temple, Sagar Nagar Beach Road, Visakhapatnam - 530045
Varun Motors, Marripalem, Visakhapatnam
D.No. 37 – 5 - 88 /1, Varun Point, Manchukonda St, Muralinagar, Visakhapatnam - 530007
Anoo’s Salon & Clinic
47-10-24 / 25, 1st Floor, Sai Trade Centre, 2nd Street, Dwarakanagar, Visakhapatnam - 530016
201, Sai Shopping Centre, RTC X Roads, Dwarakanagar, Visakhapatnam – 530016
47-10-48/2, 4th Floor, GK Towers, Dwarakanagar, Vishakapatnam - 530016
Automotive Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd.
58/1, Opp. Andhra Bank Emp. Co-op Society, Annapurna Gardens, Bhimili Post, Paradesipalem, Visakhapatnam - 531163
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